March 16th, 2017, 12:24 AM
Join Date: Mar 2017
Originally Posted by DkHelmet
SOCOM 16, Purchased new 10/2016
- SEI SOCOM gas block
- SEI SOCOM gas plug
- SilencerCo Saker brake
- SEI front sight
- USGI rear
- Fred's "Big Red" stock
- Hawk's selector kit
- Sadlak sling swivel and front underlug rail
- Midwest Industries SOCOM mount for Aimpoint Micro
- Shootingsight trigger
- Aimpoint micro
Ladder testing with all LC brass, Varget, and HRN 168gr AMAXes yields a good charge at 43.9gr (IIRC- don't have my notes) with a low SD and ES, but accuracy was exceedingly poor during the whole test. Different optic and different sights were swapped out to no effect. Bolt roller popped off during sighting in. I sent it in to Springfield and was repaired and the accuracy issues were confirmed by QA. The action was rebarreled by them while it was there. Buck from SA sent in a 100y target showing a 1" group of 5, so I'm optimistic. I'll post again once I take it out; I'm not too happy to have to ladder test again.
The suppressor works, and works surprisingly well. Kicks a bit of gas in your face but it's extremely quiet- someone from the next set of benches thought I was having squibs. The Saker shoulder requires an additional spacer of 0.140" thick on top of the SEI gas lock and
plug to accommodate the Saker's locking mechanism. POI shift suppressed falls in line with what others claim, about 11 MOA down and 1 MOA right.
The Midwest Industries mount does a lower third cowitness, which is very nice. I'm kinda torn on leaving it on or removing it; the USGI width sights on it aren't too bad once that monster of a front/rear combo is removed. The stock sight blade is wide enough to set a cup of coffee down on and have room for your keys as well.
The Shootingsight trigger is worth it, creep is eliminated and the tunable weight makes it a real joy. It rivals my Geissele SSA-E in my AR.
It certainly is fun and expensive. I guess if I wanted boring and expensive I would have gotten an AR-10 in 6.5 or something.
That right there is so sexy it ought to have its own project thread :)